Security Upgrade for Middle Eastern Oil Company

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HiSec Plus Perimeter Security Fencing anti climb fencing
HiSec Plus Perimeter Security Fencing anti climb fencing
HiSec Plus Perimeter Security Fencing anti climb fencing

Background

The Middle East is renowned for its large quantity of oil fields, and one of their biggest oil companies required a security update to a 9km site. The site, being the world’s second largest oil field, needed a high security upgrade to ensure the security of the perimeter was maintained.

This oil field provides around half of Kuwait’s crude oil production, roughly producing around 1.7m barrels of oil per day; and is the world’s most important source of energy thus security is of paramount importance.

The Problem

The site has important significance for the country’s oil production, but however consists of an extremely remote site situated within a desert, with a large open perimeter. The key priority is to ensure the protection of the field’s assets. Tensions across the regions and throughout the world means that outside threats and attacks are possible, highlighting the need for a high security perimeter. Potential attacks to the global oil market can result in the oil supply chain being threatened, which in turn can affect the industry’s economy.

It is an important task to maintain and improve upon the high security level surrounding the oil field, as the vulnerability of the oil industry can have serious effects on oil prices around the world.

The site has important significance for the country’s oil production, but however consists of an extremely remote site situated within a desert, with a large open perimeter. The key priority is to ensure the protection of the field’s assets. Tensions across the regions and throughout the world means that outside threats and attacks are possible, highlighting the need for a high security perimeter. Potential attacks to the global oil market can result in the oil supply chain being threatened, which in turn can affect the industry’s economy.

It is an important task to maintain and improve upon the high security level surrounding the oil field, as the vulnerability of the oil industry can have serious effects on oil prices around the world.

The Security Upgrade Solution

Zaun’s HiSec 358 Plus was supplied to secure over 9km of the site, with both security fencing and gates being manufactured in house. Zaun’s HiSec Plus uses standard HiSec 358 but adds 6mm vertical wires instead of 4mm to provide additional rigidity.

The 6mm wires added to the attack side of the fence, and an additional 4mm horizontal wire added to the rear of the fence make the panels much more difficult to cut or penetrate. The configuration of the mesh makes it extremely difficult to get a foothold to climb, thus increasing the security and decreasing the fear of attack.

About Zaun

Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai.  They are certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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